The day a bomber landed in Clapham

The day a bomber landed in Clapham The Yorkshire Dales are not suited for landing aircraft but Guy Jefferson recalls the day a Clapham meadow saved five men and a valuable plane Originally published: October 2004 On the night of the 8 June 1941 a Whitley bomber,...

Always ready to rock

Always ready to rock Andrew Gallon visits a thriving small business keeping nostalgia alive (July 2014) Beneath the eaves of a former dairy farm in the sleepy village of Fangfoss, a small team of skilled craftspeople keeps alive a manufacturing tradition dating from...

All Memories Great and Small

All Memories Great and Small Oliver Crocker chats with the cast of one of Yorkshire’s most successful television series (March 2017) While researching my new book All Memories Great and Small, published as part of the James Herriot centenary year, I carried out sixty...

Christmas started here

Christmas started here… Geoff Sargieson (December 2010) The front cover of Mike Harding’s Christmas in Yorkshire DVD Yorkshire and Christmas go back a long way. In fact, almost back to the actual birth of Jesus himself. The Three Wise Men may be associated...

Recipe archive: Spotted Dog

Spotted Dog Mrs Simkins’ Country Kitchen: February 2016 Spotted dog is another name for spotted dick. It seems both names for this favourite old nursery steamed pudding come from an early colloquial word for pudding: puddick or puddog and that absolutely no...